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Luy arrives at Sandiganbayan to testify against Revilla

Inquirer Breaking News - 10 min 38 sec ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Principal whistleblowerBenhurLuyarrived at theSandiganbayanon Thursday to testify against Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. during his bail hearing from plunder over the pork barrel scam. Revilla faces plunder and graft charges over the multi-billion racket of spending pork barrel funds to ghost projects for kickbacks under the scheme of accused mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles. LuyisNapoles' former employee, whose job as record keeper made him knowledgeable of the purported transactions ofNapoleswith lawmakers and other government officials. RELATED STORIES Bong Revilla on Benhur Luy's testimony: 'Bad script' Luy: Revilla S...

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Nami Island and Everland, South Korea sa 'Biyahe ni Drew'

GMA Breaking News - 28 min 56 sec ago
First things first:  Korean good eats!  Nangunguna sa listahan ni Drew ang makulay na Bibimbap, ang Korean rice bowl.
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Antigo at ataul capital of the Philippines, tampok sa 'Motorcycle Diaries ni Jay Taruc'

GMA Breaking News - 33 min 18 sec ago
Tutuntunin ni Jay ang mga antigong kagamitan na nababalot ng kuwento ng kababalaghan.
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Global Markets: Dollar shines, US yields surge on upbeat US data

GMA Breaking News - 40 min 29 sec ago
TOKYO - The dollar stayed strong and US bond yields held firm on Thursday after data showed solid US economic growth, even as the Federal Reserve repeated its message that it is in no hurry to raise interest rates.
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NBI raids Iloilo warehouse suspected of repacking NFA rice

GMA Breaking News - 42 min 58 sec ago
National Bureau of Investigation operatives raided in Iloilo province early Thursday a warehouse suspected of being used for repacking rice of the National Food Authority.
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Firestone a perfect place for Tiger to salvage season

ABS-CBN news - 44 min 2 sec ago
Tiger Woods, still tournament rusty after spending much of this year recovering from back surgery, could not have picked a better venue as he strives to turn his season around at this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
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Drug-resistant malaria reaches Southeast Asia borders, could spread to Africa

GMA Breaking News - 49 min ago
LONDON - Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control and eliminate the mosquito-borne disease, researchers said on Wednesday.
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Bosh officially re-signs with the Heat

ABS-CBN news - 49 min 19 sec ago
The Miami Heat on Wednesday officially confirmed the re-signing of nine-time All-Star forward Chris Bosh, nearly three weeks after the move had been reported by multiple media outlets.
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Asia tourist boom fuels airport binge

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 7 min ago
SINGAPORE - Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.
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Rising Suns face hard-luck Eagles for share of lead

ABS-CBN news - 1 hour 12 min ago
MANILA, Philippines - Cagayan Valley battles a hard-luck Ateneo side today, looking no less than a victory and a share of the lead with PLDT Home Telpad and Army heading to the quarterfinal round of the Shakey’s V-League Season II Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan.
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Bloody mayhem at Gaza market as Israel observes 'lull'

ABS-CBN news - 1 hour 18 min ago
At least 17 people were killed in an Israeli strike on a packed Gaza market Wednesday in a raid that came as Israel observed a four-hour humanitarian lull in some sectors.
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Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in Southeast Asia

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 22 min ago
PARIS--Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperiling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned on Wednesday. Blood samples taken from 1,241 malaria patients found that parasites which are resistant to the frontline drugartemisininhave spread to border areas in western and northern Cambodia, eastern Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, they said. There also signs of emerging resistance in central Myanmar, southern Laos and northeastern Cambodia, but none in three African states--Kenya, Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)--that were included in the sampling. ...

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Benhur Luy arrives at Sandiganbayan for Revilla bail hearing

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 28 min ago
A principal whistleblower in the alleged P10-B pork barrel scam arrived at the Sandiganbayan early Thursday for the bail hearing of one of the respondents.
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Happy to be alive: Filipinos tell of escape from Libya

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 29 min ago
MANILA, Philippines--Twenty-eight Filipino workers from war-torn Libya arrived home in the past week, with horrifying tales of their escape from thefightingsof rival militias there. "There was no place you could call safe there. Even at the Philippine embassy, we were not safe," saidLeonidaGonzales, 39, one of three overseas workers robbed by men clad in Libyan police uniforms just in front of the gate of the Philippine embassy last Friday morning. "I am happy to be alive," said Gonzales, said in an Inquirer interview. Gonzales, a domestic helper in Libya, said she and two others were using their mobile phones outside the embassy when they were ...

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Jobless Filipinos down by 1.6M, says labor chief

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 31 min ago
MANILA, Philippines--From 37.01 million in April 2013, the number of employed Filipinos rose to 38.66 million during the same period this year, or an increase of 1.65 million jobs nationwide. This was reported Wednesday by Labor Secretary RosalindaBaldoz, citing the April 2014 Labor Force Survey of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Barring any major setbacks, she expressed optimism the next PSA labor survey "will sustain the country's robust employment situation." "This optimism is anchored on the overall efforts and commitment of the government, including the Department of Labor and Employment, to implement programs, projects and s...

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Britain to turn off lights to mark World War One centenary

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 32 min ago
LONDON - As Britain and Commonwealth countries mark the centenary of the declaration of war on Germany on Monday, London will switch off the lights at landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral for an hour in the evening in tribute. Other cities around Britain will do the same.
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Ang expects completion of PAL buyout in 3rd qtr

ABS-CBN news - 1 hour 33 min ago
Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is hopeful that their bid to buy out the Tan group in Philippine Airlines Inc. (PAL) would be completed within the third quarter so as not to derail ongoing improvements in the airline’s financial performance.
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Russia warns sanctions will backfire on West

ABS-CBN news - 1 hour 38 min ago
A defiant Russia said Wednesday that Western sanctions over Ukraine would backfire on the United States and lead to energy price hikes in Europe after Brussels and Washington unveiled the toughest punitive measures against Moscow since the Cold War.
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Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in SE Asia

ABS-CBN news - 1 hour 39 min ago
Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned on Wednesday.
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Hunger down in March but self-rated poverty up, says survey

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 47 min ago
MANILA, Philippines--The number of Filipino families that experienced hunger in the second quarter declined by an estimated 300,000 households from the previous quarter, despite more of them rating themselves as poor, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The survey, conducted from June 27 to 30, found 16.3 percent of the respondents, or about 3.6 million families, saying that they experienced hunger in the last three months, down from 17.8 percent, or 3.9 million families, in March. The June figure is also below the 19.5 percent annual average in 2013, SWS said. Contradiction The latest hunger survey cam...

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